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macrame bag designGet the latest macrame bag design here!Lookingfor an affordable bag that not only looks good but is oh so ontrend? Enter the DIY macrame bag design.Chances are you’ve probablyseen rope bags around, maybe your grandma uses one to carry hergroceries? But did you know they are back? (Tell your nan she’stotally cool now!) A trend that’s turned up on your Pinterest viathat Tumblr-French-girl-aesthetic, I have to say it suits me well….Not because I’m anything vaguely resembling French but becausethese days I’m more likely to need a bag that fits fruit than atiny handbag for going to the discotheque. Don’t hate me! Oh andwhen something starts to trend and you can make it yourself, I’mobviously going to be into it. Of course!This is the first timewe’ve had a go at this style of bad, and for this one we usedthicker rope that has been used in our other macrame bag designprojects. We made ours smallish but I think it would look reallygood in a bigger size too.What You'll Need40 METRES OFROPESCISSORSGLUE GUN2 BAG HANDLEBegin by cutting your rope into 40pieces - roughly 75cm - 1m (30 inches - 40 inches) long dependingown how long you want your bag. In general, make your rope pieces 3x the length of the bag length you want.Take two pieces of rope,fold them in half and loop the mid-points around the baghandle.Insert the tail ends of the rope through the loop, then pullthe knot taut.Continue knotting the rope pieces along the baghandle, and be aware of the direction you thread the loops in as itwill affect which side the knot is on. Do 10 on each handle.Tobegin weaving your bag, take two strands of rope from eachknot.Keeping the two strands in the middle, take the remaining twonext to them and tie a knot around the middle strands.Repeat andtie another knot around the middle strands again, then tighten.Thisis what the knot will look like after tightening. It's commonlyknown as a 'Square Knot'.Be mindful of the spacing between theknots.I started the first row of knots 3'' down from the handle,then spaced the followings rows 2'' apart from the previousrow.This is the first row of knots done on one side of the bag.Once you have repeated the steps on the other handle you will needto attach the two sides together using the ropes on the sides, sothe outside ropes should be left untied.To weave the second row ofknots, take 2 strands from each knot and repeat the same knottingprocess.Start another row of knots, spacing them around 5cm (2inches) apart. Continue until both handles have the knotted macramefabric.Once two sides are done, hanging them up and aligning themmakes the process of weaving the two sides together much easier. Asbefore, you'll by tying square knots to create the weave, using thestrands from the knots on the sides this time.When weaving the twosides of the bag together, you'll want to start the first row ofknots lower, since the position of these knots will determine howwide you'll be able to open the bag.To close off the bottom, tiethe tail ends of one side of the bag to the opposite side. It'salso a good idea to dab a little hot glue into the ends of theropes when you cut them, to prevent them from slipping back open orfraying too much.We decided to snip off all the excess tail endsand flip the macrame bag design out for a simpler and cleanerfinish. But you could always leave the tails and even fray them sothey look like decorative tassels.Totally ready to hit the beach,or the farmers markets! A quick thought – when carrying valuablesin this bag I would suggest a little zip purse for smaller itemsjust so they don’t fall through the cracks. Enjoy!

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Macrame Bag Design 1.0 APK
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macrame bag designGet the latest macrame bag design here!Lookingfor an affordable bag that not only looks good but is oh so ontrend? Enter the DIY macrame bag design.Chances are you’ve probablyseen rope bags around, maybe your grandma uses one to carry hergroceries? But did you know they are back? (Tell your nan she’stotally cool now!) A trend that’s turned up on your Pinterest viathat Tumblr-French-girl-aesthetic, I have to say it suits me well….Not because I’m anything vaguely resembling French but becausethese days I’m more likely to need a bag that fits fruit than atiny handbag for going to the discotheque. Don’t hate me! Oh andwhen something starts to trend and you can make it yourself, I’mobviously going to be into it. Of course!This is the first timewe’ve had a go at this style of bad, and for this one we usedthicker rope that has been used in our other macrame bag designprojects. We made ours smallish but I think it would look reallygood in a bigger size too.What You'll Need40 METRES OFROPESCISSORSGLUE GUN2 BAG HANDLEBegin by cutting your rope into 40pieces - roughly 75cm - 1m (30 inches - 40 inches) long dependingown how long you want your bag. In general, make your rope pieces 3x the length of the bag length you want.Take two pieces of rope,fold them in half and loop the mid-points around the baghandle.Insert the tail ends of the rope through the loop, then pullthe knot taut.Continue knotting the rope pieces along the baghandle, and be aware of the direction you thread the loops in as itwill affect which side the knot is on. Do 10 on each handle.Tobegin weaving your bag, take two strands of rope from eachknot.Keeping the two strands in the middle, take the remaining twonext to them and tie a knot around the middle strands.Repeat andtie another knot around the middle strands again, then tighten.Thisis what the knot will look like after tightening. It's commonlyknown as a 'Square Knot'.Be mindful of the spacing between theknots.I started the first row of knots 3'' down from the handle,then spaced the followings rows 2'' apart from the previousrow.This is the first row of knots done on one side of the bag.Once you have repeated the steps on the other handle you will needto attach the two sides together using the ropes on the sides, sothe outside ropes should be left untied.To weave the second row ofknots, take 2 strands from each knot and repeat the same knottingprocess.Start another row of knots, spacing them around 5cm (2inches) apart. Continue until both handles have the knotted macramefabric.Once two sides are done, hanging them up and aligning themmakes the process of weaving the two sides together much easier. Asbefore, you'll by tying square knots to create the weave, using thestrands from the knots on the sides this time.When weaving the twosides of the bag together, you'll want to start the first row ofknots lower, since the position of these knots will determine howwide you'll be able to open the bag.To close off the bottom, tiethe tail ends of one side of the bag to the opposite side. It'salso a good idea to dab a little hot glue into the ends of theropes when you cut them, to prevent them from slipping back open orfraying too much.We decided to snip off all the excess tail endsand flip the macrame bag design out for a simpler and cleanerfinish. But you could always leave the tails and even fray them sothey look like decorative tassels.Totally ready to hit the beach,or the farmers markets! A quick thought – when carrying valuablesin this bag I would suggest a little zip purse for smaller itemsjust so they don’t fall through the cracks. Enjoy!
Hijab Tutorial for School 1.0 APK
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hijab tutorial for schoolGrab your most wanted hijab tutorial forschool here!Looking for ideas how to wear hijab elegantly? Simplehijab tutorial for school? Tips to style hijab for beautiful look ?Well we understand that Hijab fashion is at its peak thesedays.Such questions are in every girl’s mind . That is why we bringanswers for all these question in this post.Hijab also known asveil or head scarf is often worn by Muslim women. Hijab is anArabic word which means to hide from view. Hijab does have asignificant role in Islam but is also famous in the westerncountries. There are several ways how hijab could be styled to addthe finishing touch to the face.It can be styled in several waysaccording to individual preference. Al Amira and the Shayla styleis famous in the Gulf countries. In western region hijab is styledin different ways like platted scarf, stylish twisted scarves,knotted scarves, fancy fabric scarfs etc.Accessories on top of thehijab or head scarf can multiply the beauty of the hijab. It can bestyled with headbands, pins, funky clips or laces. A colorfulprinted hijab with a simple outfit can make you look classy. Hijabwith jeans is a very popular trend these days for a chic look .Youcan see amazing ideas how to wear hijab with jeans from here.Manygirls wear it to add grace to their personality but choosing theright hijab tutorial for school can be a little bit tricky. It isimportant to style the hijab that suits your face shape. Oval faceshape is considered as the best one to style your hijab.Next thingis to make sure about your chin while styling hijab. You exactlyknow your face type so if you think your forehead is wider thanchin,try to balance out the width of the forehead with volumearound the neck and chest. Try wearing embellished scarves withruffles. Mona style hijabs have draping at the front that softensthe look of a pointed chin.Now a days hijab is transformed in manydifferent ways that it is known for hijab in style. It is now notonly considered a simple ritual but also a stylish trend that addsparks and grace. The latest trend is the frock with a scarf.If wetalk about hijab tutorial for school then you might want to knowabout Mona erieba who is known as a great trendsetter of eveninghijab since she has blended the casual touch with formal orfestivity hijab style. She has been famous for setting a trendamong all the girls. Don’t forget to check out her tutorialsonline.Some of the great hijab styling tips according to your faceshare are as follow :Square shaped face :Kuwait hijabs are suitablefor square shaped face. They soften the features. Avoid Turkishhijab style.Round shaped face :Turkish hijab style are perfect forround shaped face. It will enhance the features. Avoid super tighthijabs.Long shaped face :Shorten your face with under-caps. AlAmirah will suit the best. Avoid hijab styles that lengthen theface.The Rectangular Face :The hijab style for rectangular faces isto make sure you lengthen your face with the style. Keep yourforehead visible and bring the hijab a bit closer to your face fromthe sides.Step by step method to Wear Hijab :Fold the scarf into atriangle.Place scarf on your head with one side longer than theother and one under the chin.Take longer side and wrap it behindyour head and bring it to the other side.Put the scarf behind yourhead and at the shoulder.Following Collection of 15 Step by stepHijab Tutorials is an ultimate guide to modern hijab fashion .Youcan choose any method from these according to your face type ofwhatever style you want.Hope you loved reading about hijabstyling.If during summers if you dont feel comfortable in wearinghijab then must see our tips how to wear hijab tutorial for schoolin summers to stay cool.
Flower Watercolor Design Ideas 1.0 APK
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flower watercolor design ideasGet the latest flower watercolordesign ideas here!Hi, it’s Ashley from Star and Arrow Designs! Wehave been having a LOT of May showers around here, so it’s onlyappropriate that we kick off spring (summer?) with some brighthappy florals. Want to learn how to paint those effortless lookingfower Watercolor Design Idea ? Scroll on! First, we will do alittle watercolor 101 and then a tutorial to practice! Watercoloris by far my favorite medium. I love the simplicity (or complexity)of it. It is such a free spirited medium, and with a littlepractice, you can create some really beautiful things.MATERIALS:Tostart, gather your materials. If you read my last post, I am allabout saving costs, especially when you are just starting out andhaving fun! Don’t worry about getting the best thing until you knowyou love it. Paint: If you are new at flower watercolor designideas, opt for cheap. -You can use pan (hard) or concentrated(liquid) watercolors. I use both for different reasons. I find thatthe concentrated watercolor is much more vibrant and feathers muchprettier when added to water. They will be your more expensiveoption. -I use paints similar to this and these.BrushesPaper: Thethicker the paper the less it warps. -I like this ($) or this($$)-You can also buy single sheets at most art storesPencil &EraserSmall dish & waterPaper TowelsWATERCOLOR 101 – THEBASICS:Play with your paints and colors first! Get the feel foryour materials and how the paint flows in the water. Tips:The morewater you use, the lighter the color. Once you paint over pencil,it can’t be erased. Sketch your design and then erase (link) yourlines as much as possible while still seeing the lines. If you messup, dilute the area with water and “erase” with paper towelToo muchwater or paint? Blot with paper towel.The two methods I use themost when painting are:Wet on wet: apply water first to the areayou will paint, then apply wet paintMore free flowingWorks wellwith concentrated watercolorsFeathers the paintWet on dry: applypaint to dry paperMore concentrated colorCreates solid colorDoesn’tblend colors as wellWATERCOLOR 102 – FLOWERS: What is there not tolove about watercolor florals? I love loose and flowing flowerWatercolor Design Idea and here are some simple (if botanicallyinaccurate) ones to try!Roses: Paint a small “V.” This will be yourcenterPaint loose wavy lines around the V. These are yourpetalsContinue painting a couple layers outwardClean your brush andusing water or a lighter paint color, lightly pull it through theblank spaces around the rose.Allow it to touch the first color tolightly blend the colorsPoppies/ Anemones:Paint a wavy circularline with occasional slits to form the flower shape.Keep theoutline saturatedClean your brush and use clean water or a secondcolor to paint inside the outline, being sure to blend with theouter color. Leave the middle white.For a dark center, paint it inonce the flower has driedFor a light center, paint it while theflower is still wet to blendBerries:To prevent your berries fromblending all together, let some dry before painting othersI like tomake them all different shades, starting with dark saturatedones.LeavesMix a little ochre, tan, or brown to your greenThelooser the lines, the prettier your leavesLeaves are random! Don’tthink too hardPractice makes perfect, and I have found that themore I worry about details, the more forced my artwork looks. Thereyou have it. Have fun! Be sure to stay tuned and follow along withmy art adventures on my Insta and Etsy shop.XO, AshleyCheck outmore fab projects like Ashley’s DIY Abstract Art she shared lastmonth as well as some of the hottest items in her shop!
Best Jewelry Macrame Design Idea 1.0 APK
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best jewelry macrame design ideaWe have a lot of best jewelrymacrame design idea here!How to Make Hemp Macrame JewelryAbout HempJewelryHemp is a durable fiber made from the cannabis plant. It has100% legal to wear and create best jewelry macrame design ideawith,although it is not yet legal to grow in the U.S. Most hemp twine isimported from China and is fairly rough. It is possible to makehemp yarn that is soft, much like linen, but that quality israre.When you make hemp best jewelry macrame design idea, you aremost likely to use macrame techniques of knotting or braiding tomake a thicker cord. This guide will teach you the most commonknotting techniques that are used to make hemp jewelry.Materialsand ToolsTo make hemp best jewelry macrame design idea, you firstneed to select some hemp twine. Although hemp now comes in manycolors, the signature “natural tan” color is still the mostpopular. Most hemp jewelry is made from 1mm or “20 lb” twine.However, thicker twines can be used to good effect, especially formen’s necklaces. Make sure your twine is an even thickness (not toomany lumpy bits) and smooth (unless you like the rough texture).You might try waxing your hemp or buying already-waxed hemp, if youlike that look.You do not need any other supplies to make a hempnecklace. However, you may want to add some beads or charms toliven things up, and a metal clasp to make it easier to take on andoff.The easiest way to attach a clasp is with cord tips. These goover the ends of cord, leather thong, or in this case, hemp. Thereare several types. The most popular two types are ones with metalflaps that bend over the cord, and ones with a coil, the bottom ofwhich you crimp around your cord. To use either of these findingsyou will need jewelry pliers.cord tipsWhen you are making hemp bestjewelry macrame design idea, it really helps to have a means tohold it in place. One option is to safety pin it to your jeans oranother stationary surface. Some people use clips of some kind anda book or boardThe Two Basic KnotsMost hemp jewelry is made up oftwo basic knots, which are illustrated below. These knots are thereverse of each other.If you alternate these two knots one afterthe other, you will get a flat pattern.If you repeat just one ofthe knots (either one) over and over again, you will get a spiralpattern that looks like a double-helix.Making a Hemp Necklace1PlanYour DesignGet out your beading board and plan the placement ofyour beads. You may also want to sketch out what sections will beflat-weave and which will be spiral-weave.2 Cut Your HempCut 4lengths of hemp. Two will form the base (pictured in gray above),and these should be a little longer than the finished piece willbe. The other two (pictured in blue and pink above) will be used tomake the knots and need to be at least 5 or 6 times longer than thefinished piece. The length can vary depending on any beads you mayadd – if you use a lot of large beads you will need less hempbecause you will be making fewer knots.If you want a loop at oneend of the piece (so you can use a button or knot clasp), cut onlytwo pieces–one for the base and one for the knots. Make them twiceas long as you would otherwise, fold them over, and tie a loop.3Knot Your NecklaceStart knotting your hemp the way you planned inyour design. When you get to a bead, just slide it on over the twobase threads, and then tie the next knot snugly below it.FinishingYour Hemp best jewelry macrame design ideaYou have several optionsfor clasps. Experiment and see what works for you!
Doll Clothes Style 1.0 APK
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doll clothes styleToday, we sharedoll clothes style to you!As everylittle girl knows, American Teen is a line of dolls roughly18-inches in height. Portrayed as girls at around ten years old,the American Teen line features the dolls as individuals living invarious time lines in American history. The dolls come in differentskin colors and hair colors to cover a large spectrum ofethnicities. The girls are also provided detailed and entertainingback stories courtesy of the books that come with them atpurchase.Currently though, Pleasant Company, the firm that marketthe product have expanded the line. Not only do these dollsrepresent periods of American history but also provide contemporaryconcepts. Dozens of doll types are currently out in the market,providing a wider array of choices for little girls who want theirown American Teen doll.Clothes and AccessoriesIt should be notedthat the exquisite quality in these dolls are not the only reasonswhy they are such a big hit. With a little girl's penchant fordressing up their dolls for various occasions, the American Teen(AG) line provides a wide range of clothes to choose from. Theseclothes can be bought separately and includes contemporary clothesfrom stylish pajamas to ballerina tutus. Even the AG dolls beingproduced every year change the clothes they are wearing inaccordance to the fashion for that year. The disadvantage though isthese original clothes and accessories can be expensive.DO ITYOURSELFCreating your own doll clothes style is always a goodoption if you want to learn how to sew. This can boost yourcreativity and imagination. This ensures that your doll is wearingunique clothes - designed and produced entirely by you. Not tomention the fact that they are definitely less expensive than theclothes being sold at the official website. Even better is thereare websites like Liberty Jane that sells sewing pattern for dollsthat are affordable and very friendly for beginner sewer. There arealso books that you can purchase which teaches you how to sew for18 inch dolls, Joan Hinds' books are the most recommended one ofall.Cheaper clothes specially made for American Teen dolls are alsoavailable through Amazon. In comparison, you'll find a set ofpajamas at the official website costing at $24. On the other hand,pajamas with slippers in Amazon are only priced at $18. Otherclothes include sportswear, casual, parties and practically everyother fashion style for any occasion. Shoes, hats, bags and otheraccessories are also available cheaper in Amazon compared to theofficial website. There are also other manufacturers of cheap yetpretty clothes for AG dolls like Emily Rose, Silly Monkey, and PinkPlanet They are worth checking out.The wide array of choices for AGclothes makes it possible for little kids to choose the best onethat suits their taste. In fact, they might even find doll clothesstyle that are of the same style and colors are theirs. This woulddefinitely be a source of enjoyment, creating fun and unique itemsfor your toy.American Teen dolls are something every little girlwill appreciate and enjoy through their growing years. Consideringhow much little girls love toys and how much they want to dressthem up, it isn't surprising that this toy is one of the mostappreciated items in the gift list. Larger than the usual, AmericanTeen dolls would give your princess endless hours of fun.Check outcheap yet pretty 18 inch doll clothes or visit trendy doll clothesfor exciting deals and discounts. Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Marie_Kapchan/191984Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/6581485
Geometric Origami Tutorials 1.0 APK
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geometric origami tutorialsLet's grab some geometric origamitutorials here!You can make a statement piece of origami wall artwith sonobe units–they are simple to fold, resulting in animpressive artwork to display in your home.There are many differentways to use Sonobe units; the most popular object to make using 6units is the geometric origami tutorials unit cube.Sonobe units arethought to have been invented by Toshie Takahama and MitsunobuSonobe in the 1960's, but the details are not known.geometricorigami tutorials Sonobe Units Tutorial - Step 1For this tutorial,we'll be making a triangular shape using 9 sonobe units. Start witha piece of square-shaped paper, white side up if it has one.Foldthe bottom edge of the paper up to the top and unfold, creating ahorizontal crease.Next, fold the top and bottom edges to thecentral crease.Fold the bottom right corner diagonally up.Fold thetop left corner diagonally down.geometric origami tutorials SonobeUnits Tutorial - Step 2Unfold the two previous diagonal folds. Youare left with little diagonal flaps on the bottom left and topright.Unfold fully, so you're back to the beginning.Re-fold thebottom left and top right diagonal flaps, making sure that theyalign with the horizontal crease.Next, re-fold the bottom edgeup.geometric origami tutorials Sonobe Units Tutorial - Step3Re-fold the bottom right corner diagonally up.Next, re-fold thetop edge down.Now re-fold the top left corner diagonally down andslot the flap underneath the bottom left section, carefully.Tips:If you followed all the steps carefully, you should have noproblems moving forward. If yours looks a little wonky, it would beworth folding it again, as the final results heavily depend on goodcrisp folding.geometric origami tutorials Sonobe Units Tutorial -Step 4Rotate the unit counter-clockwise.Flip the unit over to theback, from left to right.Fold the bottom corner up to the top rightcorner (on a diagonal), aligning with the right edge.Next, fold thetop corner down to match the bottom one.Flip the unit over fromleft to right. Crease the unit in half, along the line that runsdiagonally from top left to bottom right.Your unit is complete–youwill need 9 of them if you are making a triangular walldisplay.Assembling Sonobe Units - Step 1For this tutorial, we used3 sets of 3 matching colors.Take 3 of your units, and arrange themas shown, tucking the end of one unit under the fold ofanother.Slot them all together. If you are aiming for a colorcoordinated effect, make sure the order of colors is the same eachtime. In this case it's blue, yellow, green.Do this for all of yourunits.Assembling Sonobe Units - Step 2Once you have all 3 sets ofunits completed, you can slot them together. Again, keep the colororder: blue, yellow, green.Now that you have your 9 unitsassembled, you can keep adding more units, creating largergeometric shapes such as a hexagon, slanted rectangle or an unevenshape. Once you have your desired shape completed, carefully flipyour units over to the other side.You can either fold the ends overand glue them inside or trim them off. To mount them on a wall, usea piece of stiff cardboard or foam board; you can cut it to thesame size as your wall art by tracing around your assembled sonobeunits on the board and then cutting it out. You can use PVA glue ora hot glue gun to attach your art to the board.
Container House Design Ideas 1.0 APK
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container house design ideasGet the latest container house designideas here!A shipping container house design ideasis simple way toget a new home. It's fast and surprisingly uncomplicated way tobuild a home. When you buy a shipping container it is alreadyequipped with walls, floor and roof. Most containers also havedoors. You need to fashion out some windows and do up theinteriors, get the electrical and plumbing work done and you have aready to occupy home.Every week old shipping containers areauctioned or sold at various locations. These containers are nolonger of any use as shipping containers because of differentreasons but are good enough for conversion to homes and storageunits.Ensure that the containers you have decided to buy aren'trusted or damaged in any way. Put in your bid and buy as manycontainers as you need. The number will of course depend on theplanned size of your home, the budget and availability ofcontainers in the configuration you want.Before you buy thecontainers you need to have a basic plan on the type of home youwant and how many containers you will need. Containers come indifferent standard sizes. Some are suitable for living rooms andbedrooms. The smaller one can be converted to kitchens andbathrooms. So once you have basic home design ready, buying therequired number and size of containers becomes easy.Once you buythe containers you need to make suitable arrangements to transportthem. Try and buy locally so you don't have to ship the containerslong distance which adds to the cost. You will need the service ofa crane to place the containers in place at the vacant lot whereyou plan to have your home. Get the crane to place the containersin the exact position needed as shifting containers is almostimpossible to do without the help of these heavy movingequipment.Once in place set to work on fashioning out the windows,doing the electrical work, plumbing, laying the flooring and doingup the interiors and any other work needed. You might needinsulation as the container on its own is made of high-grade metalwhich is good conductor of heat and electricity. There is oneprecaution that you need to take with regard to container homes andthat is insulating it against electrical shocks and short-circuitaccidents.A Container house design ideasis great for theenvironment and for you as the home come from recycled containersotherwise that have to be disposed and it also works out cheaperfor you than building a home from scratch.For a detailed review onhow to build a shipping container house[http://www.buildtinyhomes.com/] - please check out the website at[http://www.buildtinyhomes.com/]Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Vanessa_Jones/86700Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/8556581
Stitches Embroidery Beads 1.0 APK
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stitches embroidery beadsWe have a lot of stitches embroidery beadshere!Back stitch is one of the basic stitches used to attach beadsto a beading foundation in bead embroidery. The stitch involvesdoing a regular forward stitch through one or more beads and thenstitching back through a portion of the beads to make sure they aresecure. Back stitch can be used with most types of beads and can bevaried slightly depending on the size of the beads you are usingand the size of the area that you need to cover with beads. If yourbeads are covering a small area, you will want to do backstitchwith one or two beads, which will allow them to fit precisely. Ifyou have a larger area to cover, it is perfectly fine to pick upfour or five beads in a stitch and back stitch through the lasttwo, especially if you go through the bead stitch a second timejust to align and secure the beads.Bead Embroidery MaterialsThereare many material options that you can choose from when doingstitches embroidery beads. The basic types of bead embroiderymaterials are described in this article and you can find moreinformation about those materials at the links provided.You willneed a piece of embroidery foundation, slightly larger than theproject you are stitching. Most embroidery foundations are white,but there are some that are available in colors that may blendbetter with your project.You may choose to draw a design or basicshape on the foundation or print an outline on a peel and stickwash-away stitch stabilizer like I have done. You don't need thewash-away kind, especially if you don't plan on washing your beadembroidery, but that's the type I had on hand. There are a varietyof stitch stabilizers available and they work well when yourembroidery foundation needs to be made a little stiffer to supportthe stitches or you want to print a design on your foundation.Inaddition, you will need a variety of beads, a beading needle,beading thread and embroidery scissors to trim the thread ends. Ingeneral, I prefer to use round beads in bead embroidery overcylinder beads. I find they make curved lines more clearly sincecylinder beads can tend to form a jagged line when they don't alignperfectly.Beginning BackstitchCut a comfortable length of beadingthread. If you are using a nylon beading thread like Nymo,pre-stretch it before stitching. Personally, I don't condition thethread before doing bead embroidery because the wax will come offthe thread on the fabric, but you can try it and decide if it worksfor you.Tie a small knot at one end of the thread and add a beadingneedle on the other end.Working from the backside of the embroideryfoundation material (the side that does not have the pattern drawnon it), insert your needle up through the foundation material andpull so that the knot is flush against the back.Adding Two Beadswith BackstitchPick up two seed beads and push them down againstthe beading foundation. Line the beads up on your pattern orguideline and look to see where the thread is exiting the secondbead. Pass your needle straight down (don't angle it!) into theembroidery foundation at the point where the thread exits thesecond bead. Try to keep an even tension - don't pull too tightlywhen stitching or your bead embroidery foundation material maypucker and your beads will not lie straight.Ways to Use BackstitchBead EmbroideryYou can use stitches embroidery beads to create allkinds of beaded jewelry, including rings, bracelets, necklaces andearrings as well as other beaded wearables like belts, beltbuckles, hair ties, and straps for musical instruments likeguitars.When working bead embroidery, let your imagination help youchoose the beads that you use. Vary the sizes, shapes, and colorsto add texture and interest to your bead embroidery.
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